Jason

About Jason

Jason is the CSA Coordinator for the Farm, and was a member of the CSA program for a couple of years prior to stepping up to become its Coordinator in mid-2011.

Climate-Friendly Farming at Live Earth Farm

California Climate & Agriculture Network (CalCAN) recently completed a case study on our farm.  "You would be hard pressed to find a better model of biodiversity and climate resilience than Live Earth Farm," was their conclusion. Click here for a PDF of the full profile

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What’s Coming Up in the Fields – May 2016

April and May are the months when many crops are seeded or transplanted in preparation for the upcoming main season.  There are also many crops on the verge of being ready for harvest.  Take a walk with us through the fields to see what's coming up. Italian Parsely seedlings break up the brown soil [...]

By | 2018-01-29T15:14:59+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Crop & Field Notes|Comments Off on What’s Coming Up in the Fields – May 2016

Springtime Blooms on the Farm – March 2013

Although the infamous Food Drought occurs during March, there's still a lot happening in the orchards and fields. Here are some pictures of the various things that are in Spring bloom for you to enjoy. (Originally posted in March 2013) The apricot trees are a riot of blossoms exploding like popcorn right now. Though [...]

By | 2018-02-01T12:01:57+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Crop & Field Notes|1 Comment

Field Walk – January 2015

The farm's winter fields are a patchwork of cover crops and winter veggies.  Take a walk through them with us and see all the changes.  Click on the highlighted text to reach related previous posts. It seems strange to have to irrigate in January yet there were only a couple of brief rain storms [...]

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Field Walk – December 2014

Take a walk with us around the farm to see the changes from the recent three days of rain. The apple trees still have some leaves, though they are yellowing as the days grow shorter. The green band in the middle of the row is a sprouting cover crop. Farmer Juan, on [...]

By | 2018-02-01T11:47:08+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Crop & Field Notes|Comments Off on Field Walk – December 2014

Ever Changing Fields – July 2014

While some crops, like raspberry and blackberry canes, remain in the same place for a couple of years, as the season progresses most crops are rotated through the fields.  Take a walk with us to see the changes. In January 2013 this portion of field was flooded, and now there are rows of raspberries [...]

By | 2018-01-29T15:16:08+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Crop & Field Notes|Comments Off on Ever Changing Fields – July 2014

Crop & Field Notes: What’s in the Fields, August 2013

Things are always changing in the fields.  From month to month, week to week, and day to day.  Here's a photo essay to keep you up to date. Pictured here is a field of summer squash from a previous post on July 9th. It's changed dramatically in just a few weeks. This [...]

By | 2018-01-29T15:19:21+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Crop & Field Notes|Comments Off on Crop & Field Notes: What’s in the Fields, August 2013

Crop & Field Notes: Frosty Fields, December 2013

The past week has been a frosty one indeed.  Take a walk through the fields with us to see how they look. The rows in the foreground are covered in "remay" tunnels that protect crops, in this case lettuce seedlings, from frost.  The rows to the right in the middle field are planted with [...]

By | 2018-01-29T15:18:41+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Crop & Field Notes|Comments Off on Crop & Field Notes: Frosty Fields, December 2013

Crop & Field Notes: What’s in the Fields – July 2013

Summer is upon us, and crops like our dry-farmed tomatoes are on the verge of being ready for harvest.  Check out all that is going on in the fields. This dry-farmed tomato field is looking very different from when it had a cover crop in March (below). The cover crop was tall [...]

By | 2018-01-29T15:20:22+00:00 December 9th, 2017|Crop & Field Notes|Comments Off on Crop & Field Notes: What’s in the Fields – July 2013

A Look Back Over the Year – Jan 2013

Participating in the Farm's CSA program and receiving a weekly share gives us the chance to experience the seasonal nature of the harvest over the course of the year.  Participating from year to year provides an even broader perspective of how nature changes the harvest from one year to another. Here's a look at what [...]

By | 2018-01-29T15:18:12+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Crop & Field Notes|Comments Off on A Look Back Over the Year – Jan 2013